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Jennifer Neales plays the legally-blind Suzanne in Aloud.

Cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson focuses on Jennifer Neales as Suzanne on the set of "Aloud". --photo by makeup artist Davida Gragor.

Cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson focuses on Jennifer Neales as Suzanne on the set of “Aloud”.
–photo by makeup artist Davida Gragor.

Writer Tina McCulloch and director PJ Hammond had both seen her stunning performance as a doomed Edwardian-era bride in The Drowning Girls for Alumnae Theatre Company in November 2012. Then Tina happened to run into Jen on the subway in March 2014, and impulsively asked her to audition. At the time, Patricia Chica was going to be the director, and we were applying for BravoFACT funding, aiming to shoot that fall.

Tina sent Jen the first 4 pages of script, and Jen wrote back:

“honestly.

so.

in.

love.

with.

this.

script.”   Way to a writer’s heart!

Jennifer Neales is a Toronto-based actor and producer. Selected film credits are Vi in Stormcloud (Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, World Tour) with Tomboy Productions; Amanda in Did You Hear that Courtney and Jake Broke Up?; and Co-Creative Producer on the not-yet-released TV series MUTHA. Jennifer loves film and theatre, and enjoys playing between both worlds. Her selected theatre credits are Suzy in the New York City, North Carolina, Texas, Toronto and MORE touring show ‘da Kink in My Hair with Trey Anthony Studios; Alice in The Drowning Girls for Alumnae Theatre Company; Evelyn in The Shape of Things (winner: Toronto Fringe Best Show).  Jennifer is over the moon excited about playing Suzanne in Aloud with L&S Productions, and about seeing where this project takes us all.

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